Dressing challenging anatomical areas: The allevyn gentle border range

Stephen-Haynes, J. and Greenwood, M. and Merrick, J. and Callaghan, R. (2012) Dressing challenging anatomical areas: The allevyn gentle border range. British Journal of Community Nursing, 17 (12 SUP). S38-S44. ISSN 14624753 (ISSN)

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Abstract

Wound care is a complex area, and there are several factors that can influence the choice of dressing. These factors include: the care setting, type of wound, desired frequency of dressing change, and estimated duration of treatment. Further, dressing choice can be influenced by complications such as wound infection. In addition, when choosing a dressing, clinicians providing wound care need to consider the following factors: wound bed characteristics; ease of dressing application and removal; conformability; exudate management; dressing wear time; and tolerability by the patient, including the effect on lifestyle and quality of life. If all these factors are taken into account, patients are more likely to be concordant with treatment and a positive outcome achieved. For these reasons, a holistic approach to care can inform dressing selection. There are six case studies of patients presenting wounds that showed improvement after treatment with dressings from the Allevyn Gentle range.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Cost reduction, Heel pressure ulcers, Pressure ulcer prevention
Subjects: B700 Nursing
B800 Medical Technology
Divisions: UoA Collections > UoA 03: Allied Health Professions, Dentistry, Nursing & Pharmacy
Depositing User: Hussen Farooq
Date Deposited: 25 Feb 2017 08:22
Last Modified: 25 Feb 2017 08:22
URI: http://www.open-access.bcu.ac.uk/id/eprint/2208

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